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Line Games at Red Bull Rampage 2012

Welcome back to the dust storm...

What's Tyler McCaul's plan of attack?

High speed ridge gaps are the name of T-Mac's game.

This line is not for the faint of heart.

After landing this beast, he'll fly over to a few more sizeable gaps and the big hip drop near the bottom.

He says it's all about speed, but these shoe gators sure ooze some style. Haha! (Run them on Sunday, T-Mac!)

Kurt Sorge's run will incorporate this drop to double. It looks fast and flowy, perfect for his style.

Further down, Sorge will launch into orbit off the Oakley Icon Sender.

After a good warm up jump session at the bottom, Brendan Fairclough and crew hike up for a first go on the upper part of his line.

He says it's gnarly, but he buttered it the first time he rode it. World Cup skills meet freeride.

Wow.

Here's Brendan's gap from another angle. Can someone please pick my jaw up off the ground?

Gee Atherton and Stevie Bell have also created some very sizeable hits. He'll transfer from the top right to the bottom left of this photo.

Less than a hundred feet later, Gee is lining up for a massive huck.

Gee's line from the side. Top right to center to bottom left. It's huge.

Sik Mik demonstrates part of Brendan Howey's line.

Mellow? Yeah right.

Expect some good sideways action from Howey over this hit.

BOOST!

Kenny Smith peers down a super steep shoot that Howey will likely ride if things get windy. It's always smart to have a Plan B in place.

Who's watching Lyle?

Kyle Strait went down today, but he got right back up like the champ he is.

Garrett Buehler spent more time airing this jump than anyone else, so we're guessing it's part of his master plan.

James Doerfling eyes up a rather large step down. Expect to see some rowdy stuff from this character.

Greg Watts is back in a big way, and he has a rad line that takes him down the side of the ridge to the left.

See the lip way at the bottom? That's where he's headed.

Brett Rheeder isn't afraid of the quarter pipe, and he threw a few flairs today to prove it.

"Hey Sorge, is my drain plug still there?" - Claw

Nestled into the hill behind Fairclough's canyon gap rests part of Brandon Semenuk's line.

Semenuk will launch from the top right.

Aptos meets Rampage in this line. Nice work, R-Dog and crew.

Zink spent a good part of the day working on the run in to the big canyon gap. He'll come straight down from the white part in the top right.

Anthony Messere has his wits about him for this contest, and we're excited to see how it plays out. We hope there's a big left hand hip involved, just like Crankworx.

Obligatory sunset parting shot. They're surprisingly easy to come by.

See you tomorrow...

The Red Bull Rampage is a truly unique event that allows riders to pick and choose their very own lines down the mountain. With a massive cliffside canvas to work with, the options are seemingly limitless. Curious what everyone has planned, we asked some of the pros to walk us through their lines. - Photos by Brandon Turman

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